Director, Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurial Thinking
San Diego Jewish Academy
Aning has led the Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurial Thinking since 2018. Prior to that he served as the Director of Learning Innovation and Instructional Design at Lausanne Collegiate School in Memphis, an independent, preschool – 12th grade college-preparatory school.
During his years at Lausanne, Aning led the implementation of new learning initiatives to fuel students’ passions for new technologies and other creative pursuits. His role also included leading the establishment of school partnerships with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Tennessee Tech University and other major organizations to give students access to real-world business experiences and opportunities.
Prior to joining Lausanne, Aning was associate director of Digital Learning at Achievement First in Brooklyn, New York. Achievement First is a network of K-12 public charter schools in Connecticut, New York and Rhode Island, focused on providing high-quality education in urban schools.
A native of New York, Aning holds a bachelor’s degree from Eugene Lang College at New School University in New York, and a master’s degree from New York University’s Steinhardt School of Education.